Warangal Urban: Lamenting that the people of this generation are not bothered to protect the mother tongue Telugu, noted poet, film lyricist and litterateur Jonavithula Ramalingeswara Rao has called upon the people to make sure their children learn, love and respect the mother tongue. “There is a need to protect Telugu language,” he added.
Addressing the members of the International Association of Lions Clubs’ Sirikonda Regional Meet here at Vajra Gardens on the outskirts of Hanamkonda on Friday evening, he made the audience spellbound by reciting his own experiments in Telugu poetry. Lauding the Lions Clubs for their service during the lockdown and other activities, he appealed to the members of the Lions Clubs to take the responsibility of protecting the Telugu language.
Jonnavithula started with ‘Maikasura Satakam’ and went on to state as to how speakers would harp on his own self ignoring the fate of the audience. Exhibiting his command over Telugu, he recited a poem melodiously on Sapta Swaralu taking every letter of the vowels in Telugu.
The meet was organised by a noted plastic surgeon Dr Sirikonda Hanumantha Rao. Region’s Firs Lady Sirikonda Surekha, Lions’ Governor T Lakshinarasimha Rao, VDOs Mucha Raji Reddy, Kanna Parashuramulu, Dr K Sudhakar Reddy, Dr K Rajender Reddy, PRO T Narender, Communicator Katanguri Ramgopal Reddy, Nit Venkat Reddy, and members and organisers of various clubs under Warangal Region attended the meet.
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